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Medical term STA


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Can anyone help me with this? Admitted (twice) with S.T.A. Face. I’m sure it’s something obvious when you know. 
TIA

 

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17 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Can't see it immediately.

Can you post the image?

From Australian records. I don’t know if that helps.

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So he's the same guy admitted with Impetigo?

Impetigo is an infection caused by Staphylococcus. (usually Staph. aureus)

Dunno if that could be massaged into   'St. A' ???

 

Or is STA a place? ....Treatment Area...?

The next entry is DR Sn   (Dressing Station.) although it  says "to DR Sn"

The word 'Admitted' is usually followed by a diagnosis isn't it?

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DRS would be divisional rest station. A place normally for minor ailments and injuries (not necessarily in action).

 

Sometimes used during offensive actions as another dressing station/collecting station but normally for light wounds. Plans go wrong of course and serious wounded end up there as well sometimes.

 

No offering for STA but he is same man that was admitted to 15CCS later on same day with impetigo as admitted to FA & DRS with the STA.

 

The two Australian medical  units involved; 3 AFA & 2 AFA running the DRS should have diaries online for free they might clarify STA.

 

Dai's suggestion fits the later diagnosis.

TEW

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11 hours ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Impetigo is an infection caused by Staphylococcus. (usually Staph. aureus)

Dunno if that could be massaged into   'St. A' ???

Way outside my area here of competence here

but I have seen STA given as an abbreviation of Staphylococcus aureus [ https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/STA ]

and the latter can go on to impetigo

The caveat would be that the record shows S.T.A. (not STA) however that may simply be down to the recording clerk

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Poor guy. This was in between recovery in England from multiple gunshot wounds and his death in August ‘18. Thanks for all your input. 

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Impetigo is a superficial skin infection that typically affects the face and that can cause breaks in the skin. The break/s would enable further secondary infection (with a different bug) to occur below the skin, developing into a soft tissue abscess on the face.

 

Robert

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